News Update 15th November

Christmas stable and cribSt Mary’s News update 15th November

Christmas Shoe Boxes

Thank you to everyone who filled or contributed to a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child. Maree Foster and I delivered 34 boxes to the drop off point earlier this week!

Visit by Lydia & Jon Smith

It was wonderful to have Lydia leading our Communion service this morning. Many thanks to Kate, Hayley, Dorothy, Richard , Pat & Roy for putting on a delicious lunch (apologies if I have inadvertently left anyone out!).

Christmas Choir Rehearsals

The next rehearsals are on 22 November @ 10.45pm & 29 November @ 10am.  All new singers welcome!

Christmas Tree Festival, All Saints, Great Horkesley Sat 28 & Sun 29 Nov

Great Horkesley will be holding their Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend of 28 & 29 November at All Saints church. The church will be open to visit the displays on Sat 11am – 4pm and Sun 1pm – 4pm. All Saints will also be hosting our 5th Sunday united service at 11.15am on Sun 29th November.

Christmas Tree Festival, St Mary’s West Bergholt – 11th 12th  December

The pupils from Heathlands School will be decorating Christmas trees with gifts for the night shelter and the trees will be on display in the church between 3pm-4pm on Friday 11 December, and again on Saturday 12 December (times to be confirmed).

Upcoming Events

  • Thurs 19 Nov – 9am Coffee morning
  • Thurs 19 Nov – 10am Rachel’s Home Group
  • Thurs 19 Nov – 2.30pm 5Ts
  • Sun 22 Nov – 9.30am Morning Worship
  • Sun 22 Nov – 3.30pm Confirmation Service @ Chelmsford Cathedral
  • Tues 24 Nov – 8pm Michael’s Home Group at Dorothy & Richard’s House
  • Thurs 26 Nov – 9am Coffee morning
  • Sun 29 Nov – 11.15am Joint service at All Saints Church, Great Horkesley

Services in Great Horkesley & Langham with Boxted

  • Sun 22 Nov – 8am BCP Communion, All Saints, Great Horkesley; 9.30am Communion, St Peter’s, Boxted
  • Sun 29 Nov – 9.30am Communion, St Mary’s, Langham

Sunday  Bible Readings

  • Sun 22 Nov – John 18:33-37 – Pilate asks Jesus if he is the King of the Jews
  • Sun 29 Nov – Mark 13:24-37 – Signs of the end of the age

Diary Dates

  • Fri 11 Dec – 7.45pm Wired Christmas Party
  • Sun 13 Dec – 9.30am Messy Church
  • Sun 20 Dec – 2.30pm Carol Service at the Old Church
  • Christmas Eve – 3pm Crib Service; 6.45pm Carol Service; 11.30pm Midnight Communion at All Saints, Great Horkesley
  • Christmas Day – 9.30am Family Christmas Service
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